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Understanding proto-insurgencies, Daniel Byman

Label
Understanding proto-insurgencies
Title
Understanding proto-insurgencies
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Byman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To gain the size and capabilities of an insurgency, a would-be insurgent movement must create a politically relevant identity; it must espouse a cause that is popular beyond the group; it must gain dominance over rival organizations; and it must find a sanctuary that provides respite from police, intelligence, and military services. Violence is instrumental in all the tasks proto-insurgencies seek to accomplish. However, violence can also backfire on them, since few people support it. Support from outside states offers numerous advantages to groups seeking to become insurgencies. It can provide safe haven, money, training, and help with political mobilization. It can also help groups overcome logistical difficulties, hinder intelligence-gathering against them, and legitimize them, making government delegitimization efforts almost impossible. Outside states, however, often deliberately try to control or even weaken the group and at times can reduce its political popularity. The reaction of the state is often the most important factor in a movement's overall success. Perhaps the best and most efficient way to prevent proto-insurgents from gaining ground is through in-group policing, since groups know their own members and can enable arrests or other forms of pressure. The government can also promote rival identities. Governments must, however, recognize the proto-insurgents' weaknesses and avoid overreaction that may inadvertently strengthen them. The most obvious action for the United States is to anticipate the possibility of an insurgency developing before it materializes. It can also provide behind-the-scenes training and advisory programs and can help inhibit outside support
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Cataloging source
COD
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1967-
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Byman, Daniel
Dewey number
355.02/18
Index
no index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.B95 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Series statement
  • Rand counterinsurgency study
  • Occasional paper Rand Corporation
Series volume
  • paper 3
  • OP-178
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  • Counterinsurgency
  • Insurgency
  • Terrorism
  • United States
  • United States
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Insurgency
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Terrorism
  • United States
Label
Understanding proto-insurgencies, Daniel Byman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Terrorism, insurgency, and proto-insurgency -- The role of violence -- The proto-insurgent's tasks -- The role of the state -- Defeating proto-insurgencies -- Appendix A: Three cases of proto-insurgent success and failure -- Appendix B: Applying the proto-insurgency concept to Saudi Arabia today -- Appendix C: Proto-insurgency indicators
Control code
174124015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 60 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833042828
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2kzn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)174124015
Label
Understanding proto-insurgencies, Daniel Byman
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Terrorism, insurgency, and proto-insurgency -- The role of violence -- The proto-insurgent's tasks -- The role of the state -- Defeating proto-insurgencies -- Appendix A: Three cases of proto-insurgent success and failure -- Appendix B: Applying the proto-insurgency concept to Saudi Arabia today -- Appendix C: Proto-insurgency indicators
Control code
174124015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 60 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833042828
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2kzn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)174124015

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